Group A streptococcal serotypes isolated from patients and sibling contacts during the resurgence of rheumatic fever
in the United States in the 1980s.
Towards a uniform plan for the control of rheumatic fever
and rheumatic heart disease in Africa--the Awareness Surveillance Advocacy Prevention (A.
Before administering IM penicillin, health professionals should watch the education video produced by the National Hauora Coalition and complete the ministry's e-learning course on rheumatic fever
Incidence of acute rheumatic fever
in the world: a systematic review of population-based studies.
Among 32 rheumatic heart disease patients with data, 21 (66%) received a diagnosis of rheumatic heart disease without a previous acute rheumatic fever
diagnosis noted in the medical record, indicating that certain patients did not seek care or did not receive a diagnosis until after the disease had progressed.
Only 78 patients gave the history of Rheumatic fever
(RF) and 48 patients had history of atrial fibrillation (AF).
A study in Yugoslavia showed that socioeconomic issues, like flat dampness, living more than 2 persons per room, sleeping in bed with other persons, low education of mother, and undernourishment as risk factors of rheumatic fever
were of lesser importance for persons with frequent sore throat compared to persons without frequent sore throat.
Vijayalakshmi, a cardiologist at Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research in India, brings together cardiologists from India, New Zealand, and the US for 22 chapters on acute rheumatic fever
and chronic rheumatic heart disease (RHD) for pediatricians, physicians, and medical students, especially those who treat patients in poor communities.
He also pointed out that the cephalosporins, while more successful in eradicating the bacteria, have never been shown to directly prevent rheumatic fever
After the war I had rheumatic fever
and was in Dudley Road hospital for four months.
As a child he suffered rheumatic fever
which weakened his heart valves, leading to recurrent poor health, and ultimately to his early death in 1983.
A diagnosis of RHD was made by echo-doppler if one or more of the following were present: a) Mitral stenosis; b) Mitral regurgitation (MR) and / or aortic regurgitation (AR) with regurgitation jet length of more than 2 cm in at least two echo planes, along with abnormal valve morphology (a bicuspid aortic valve to be excluded in cases with AR); c) MR and / or AR with regurgitant jet length of 1 -2 cm, and abnormal valve morphology, in the presence of a history suggestive of rheumatic fever